I've Been Stimulated By Bush

What did you buy with your government hush money? We spent our stimulus package on a couch and chair! Jenny helped me come up with ideas to convince husband that it was absolutely necessary to spend the money on furniture instead of boring stuff like...bills. We decided to go with the following pitches;
  1. Tell husband that the current couch had been recalled because the fabric causes cancer.
  2. Casually mention that the neighbors came over for a chat on the couch, and by the way they have Typhoid.
  3. Point out that the metal bar sticking out of the bottom of our current sofa will end up costing us more in ER bills than buying a new sofa would.
In the end he fell for the night of a 1000 BJs pitch again. Someday he's going to figure out that he should ask for payment up front. Till then we'll just file this one with all the other "Night Of" IOU's.
(And yes, we got the dark brown chair too. And yes, I'm totally freaking out that the "chocolate" color will end up looking like "poo". We also bought the set last week when both pieces were almost $300 less! Each! The customer service lady told me that these might go on sale Memorial Day weekend again. Just in case you want to have a poo colored chair too.)

15 comments:

Jennifer said...

Woo-hoo, I love new furniture!!

We got a letter yesterday telling us that our hush money would be here on May 23rd. Isn't it pretty asinine to mail a letter to say that you will get a check next week? Waste of money. I'm sure we could have all used another 50 cents.

Miss Jess said...

I was lame and used my 600 to pay off the couch and chair I bought back in February. LAME LAME LAME. I love your new furniture though... very retro chic!

jen said...

I love your new furniture. We don't qualify for the dough...not sure what I'd do with it if we DID get some. Not to get all political here, but seriously; that SOB sitting in the oval office oughta go to prison for the way he;'s topping off eight RETARDED years. AS IF we have money to just be giving away. I shake my head a lot these days....

Mitzi Green said...

we're using OUR government hush money to supplement our income during my non-existent maternity leave (because, you know, it's not mandatory in this fine nation!) and while my baby daddy continues to be 2 months (or more) behind on child support (because the family courts of this fine nation think it's unfair to cut off an asshole's visits just because he won't pay CS, even though he can afford a flat screen tv AND a vacation in the same month)! woo-hoo!

Gretchen said...

I love the poo colored chair! Because, you know, it won't look like poo, it will look like chocolate. And then you'll be hungry every time you see it.

Lotta said...

Jennifer - I'm not too surprised by asinine goverment moves.

Miss Jess - Not lame at all! You did what I did you just got your goods earlier than me.

Jen - I'll take any SOB's money any day of the week. I'm kind of unscrupulous like that.

Mitzi - Bastards!

Gretchen - Thanks!

hautemommy said...

LOVE that chair and couch!!!! So awesome... who wants to spend the money on bills anyways?!! ;)

Andi said...

mmm... mint chocolate chip furniture!

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

He fell for it! Awesome!

Also, I love your delicious chocolate poo chair.

Darrin said...

Love em'! Totally my style!

marymurtz said...

My likey!!
These would rock in my 50's house with the high up horizontal windows and maple woodwork. And cat hair.

Evil J9 said...

I sent my money directly to Bank of America Visa, although the charges were from our New Orleans vacation. So theoretically, it wasn't for bills.

Love the furniture, and NO the chair will not look like poo. I bought chocolate colored furniture last year and struggled with the same concept.

It's a year later and I never think of poo when I sink into it's delicious comfortableness.

Mignonne said...

what would be really awesome is if that chair were scratch and sniff (ONLY if its chocolate, of course!) veddy cool!

Greta said...

My stimulated Bush went in the bank. I am boring ;)

Night of 1000 BJs. Totally backpocketing.

:)

Kristi said...

I would love to have a poo colored chair! It would save me a lot of money on upholstery cleaner when it comes time to potty train my youngest...everything will blend right in... ;) Tee hee!